It’s summer time and you know what that means?
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!
My favorite ice cream dessert is from Cold Stone, the Strawberry Blonde it has vanilla ice cream, fresh strawberries, caramel, whip cream and graham cracker crumbs! Drooling just writing that.
So I knew that I wanted to make my own, saving me a few extra bucks and I know it would be a hit at our summer BBQ’s.
After trying this dessert a few different ways, this was by far the best. The first few times, I mixed in fresh strawberries and used vanilla ice cream. But frozen strawberries are HARD to eat. And in fact, people would pick them out, even my kids. And strawberry syrup, well let’s not even go there. So after a few trial runs, I present to you my FAVORITE ice cream treat – a dessert easy to throw together, serve and it is so yummy that everyone will be screaming for seconds.
Made with caramel, strawberry ice cream, vanilla Oreos and Cool Whip this is a delicious summer treat. Easy to make ahead and serve, your guest will enjoy this cold treat for any occasion.
- 1 quart Breyers Strawberry ice cream
- 1 container Cool Whip, frozen
- 1 cartoon of vanilla Oreos (yes, the whole thing), coarsely chopped or crushed.
- 8 ounces caramel topping, I like Smucker’s or Mrs. Richardson’s Butterscotch Caramel
- ½ lb. fresh strawberries, diced
Get out the ice cream and let it sit at room temp for a few minutes to soften a bit.
In a large mixing bowl stir together ice cream and crushed Oreos. I do this in my Kitchen Aid mixer, it helps prevent cold, sticky hands. Just stir enough just to combine, do not over mix or this will make it soupy.
Fold in Cool Whip and caramel topping.
Put the ice cream in a 9x13 pan, or decorative serving bowl.
You can either serve right away for a softer ice cream dessert or place in freezer for 1-2 hours.
Before you serve let it sit out for a few minutes so that it is easier to cut and serve.
When you are ready to serve top with freshly diced strawberries.
1 hour in the freezer to let the ice cream dessert set is not included in total time.
Kids review: An easy dessert that all the kids love! Even my chocoholics.